Sunday, November 24, 2013

Adaptation to climate change a top priority for Egypt via Egypt Information Service: Egyptian Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Laila Eskander said that adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change is a top priority for Egypt for being one of the most affected by these effects.

Minister Eskander - currently in Poland to attend the COP19 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change - said that there are many common issues and visions for which we hope to reach a consensus before the challenges in face of us in light of the seriousness of the problem and the limited time available to reach a solution.

The Minister stressed that in order to achieve the ultimate objective of the convention, the required adjustments should be based on an accurate basis of scientific and comprehensive assessment for issues of adaptation, mitigation, technology transfer, finance and capacity building.

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